Mahatma Gandhi - the preeminent leader and freedom fighter of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world
togetherinthisdream: Georgia A Kenyan student from ‘s Morehouse College stands underneath a racist sign pinned to a tree. LIFE Magazine Sad part of American history, but slavery and racism played apart of our nations' history.
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." ~Thomas Jefferson // There has been no more clearly unjust law than the ACA, or "Obamacare" as it's been called. We collectively must refuse to obey it!
great political cartoon in which this can be seen as both ironic and "deeply serious" it's criticizing the awareness of the public or the people with how much power they actually have against "powerful" people.
SUFFRAGE COIN: This coin – a perfectly ordinary penny minted in 1903 – was part of this civil disobedience. Stamped with the suffragette slogan “votes for women”, it circulated as small change, and spread the message of the campaigners.
Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)